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A People's History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology
Daniel Jose Gaztambide
Lexington Books / Hardcover / 2019-12-01 / 1498565743
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From Freud and the first generation of psychoanalysts in the late 1800s to Jesuit priest Ignancio Martin-Baro’s writings in the 1970s, Daniel José Gaztambide introduces readers to the social justice leaders and movements that have defined the field of psychoanalysis and made it relevant to all classes and races.


A cogent combination of psychoanalysis and liberation theology that produces an original psychology of liberation. Channeling the contributions of Freud, Fanon, Freire and Martín-Baró, A People’s History of Psychoanalysis gives a compelling account of the ignored emancipatory potential of psychoanalysis. Gaztambide’s innovative book is a must-read for anyone interested in an ethics of social justice that gives the unconscious its authentic political dimension.
— Patricia Gherovici, author of Transgender Psychoanalysis

A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology contributes mightily to the healing of psychoanalysis’ self-inflicted wound: the amputation of issues of social justice from those of psychological well-being. Daniel Jose Gaztambide redresses depth psychology’s amnesia regarding early psychoanalytic work at the intersection of psyche and community. By integrating the histories of liberation psychology and psychoanalytic thought, Gaztambide points to a future where those committed to psychological thriving must attend to issues of social justice.
— Mary Watkins, Pacifica Graduate Institute; author of Mutual Accompaniment and the Creation of the Commons; coauthor of Toward Psychologies of Liberation

Daniel Jose Gaztambide offers a welcomed rethinking of the place psychoanalysis has held in struggles for social justice. With compelling evidence and detail, Gaztambide charts a network of influences that extend from psychoanalytic figures like Sigmund Freud to founders of Liberation Psychology like Frantz Fanon and Paulo Freire.
— Sheldon George, Simmons University; author of Trauma and Race: A Lacanian Study of African American Identity

About the Author:

Daniel José Gaztambide is visiting assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the New School for Social Research and practicing psychologist.

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